Doing Play Therapy

From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change

Terry Kottman and Kristin K. Meany-Walen

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July 6, 2018
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“Provides beginning, intermediate, and seasoned play therapists alike with a unique opportunity to consider various play therapy theories through the use of thoughtful questions. Kottman and Meany-Walen do not just connect with readers as authors, they also connect with them as teachers. Navigating the pages of the book, readers can solidify their theoretical and clinical perspectives and learn enough about alternative theories and approaches to speak intelligently about the clinical decisions play therapists make….There is something special about a book that allows its readers to feel both connected to—and supported by—the authors….Ultimately, the book provides readers with a comprehensive foundation for play therapy.”

American Journal of Play


“I wish this text had been available when I was taking play therapy courses, and I am deeply grateful for it now that I am teaching them! The authors clearly explain theory and techniques and show the reader how to develop a personal style that flows naturally from a solid theoretical base. Their informal writing style makes complex ideas accessible, and the case studies are relevant and applicable. The book will give play therapy students a solid grasp of practice and will help seasoned professionals sharpen their skills and deepen their understanding. I plan to use this text both personally and in my classes.”

—Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State University


“A fresh, relevant guide to play therapy that speaks to play therapists-in-training and has hidden gems for those of us with more experience. This volume broadens the traditional view of play therapy to encompass multiple modalities, and to include adolescents and adults as well as children. Unique interludes throughout the book help the reader become more reflective and integrate personal and professional growth. Kottman and Meany-Walen tackle some of the tougher questions in play therapy regarding interpretation, questioning, and insight, among many other complicated issues. The book is filled with activities and resources to help play therapists at any level improve their everyday practice.”

—Dee C. Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, Director, Center for Play Therapy, and Professor, Counseling Program, University of North Texas


“This is a unique and needed addition to the play therapy literature—Kottman and Meany-Walen have filled a gap like only they could! The text presents a cross-theoretical, practical perspective, and manages to offer techniques based on theory (no easy task). It should be used for all Introduction to Play Therapy classes and should be in the libraries of all play therapy graduate students, as well as seasoned practitioners.”

—Daniel S. Sweeney, PhD, LMFT, LPC, RPT-S, Professor of Counseling and Director, Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University
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